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Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa
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The major portion of the 200-kilometer-long mountain range named the "Barrier of Spears" lies in the kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful mountain range, from the amphitheater to the under-berg. Lots to explore and do. Never a dull moment

1  Thank hsbartle
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at two different hotels - the Cavern and Champagne Castle with three young kids and two seniors. We couldn't do many hikes but managed to do a few around the Champagne area. We also got 'lost' and found ourselves at the world heritage...More

2  Thank peudorange
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Just came back from a 3 guided hike of the Drakensberg. Absolutley mind blowing. We never sore anyone for 3 days. Our guide from Soul Aeventures was outstanding. They organised everything

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Drakensberg runs like a spine through the eastern side of South Africa and is one of its many scenic glories. There is access at the southern, central and northern areas. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

What brings us back to the Drakensberg time and time again are the beautiful Mountains . It does not matter whether you visit the Southern, Central, or Northern Berg the view is always breathtaking. We are very fortunate to be two hours drive away from...More

1  Thank 676glendau
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome view waking up to to songs of birds and a view to die for. The air clean and fresh weather is good even though there snow on the mountains

Thank Mac B
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Drakensberg before, but during a week long torrential downpour and we never saw a sign of a mountain. This trip was different, cool, crisp winter mornings, unending views topped with a beautiful blue cloudless South African Sky. Solace for the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The Drakebsberg mountains must be one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world and should not be missed when visiting South Africa. Hiked the Amphitheatre via the ladders, and it was absolutely amazing! Quite an accessible slope which does not require immense fitness.

2  Thank Picniic
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Visiting Highmoor along mountains and streams as a hikers paradise is one of the most beautiful places in South Africa.

1  Thank Lynette V
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I have been hiking these mountains for the last 33 years. The best trails in South Africa. Very safe awesome amazing views and walk at your own pace. Water and food is very important Warm clothing in winter

2  Thank Lutchmee M
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faten2016
20 January 2016|
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Response from Travellinggypsy62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faten, this would likely be referring to a walk from the hotel, which is already at quite an altitude.
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